Community Mediation Services
Community Mediation Services is accepting four more participants for its 40-hour volunteer conflict resolution class to begin Saturday, Feb. 21. The mission of Community Mediation Services is to bring people together to talk and resolve issues. Please visit www.mediationstl.org to learn more, and call (314) 533-3550 to indicate your interest in participating in the program.
Feb. 6 – First Friday, Grand Center,
Enjoy an evening of art, music, and culture the first Friday
of every month in Grand Center. This Friday, stop by Contemporary Art Museum
St. Louis (
Feb. 6 – First Friday
Invite your family and friends to stop by the galleries and businesses in Lafayette Square for their monthly Art Walk. 1900 Park welcomes Connie Luebbert and her collection of Americanized Chinese Brush paintings, along with live music, while Design Extra welcomes Jon Cournoyer. Forest Gallery has a delightful selection of regional and worldwide paintings for your shopping pleasure. For more details, visit the 1900park.com web site.
Feb. 6 – 42 Comes to Life!, New City School,
As part of its "diversity beyond the numbers" focus, New
City School is
hosting a celebration of Jackie Robinson this Friday from to
at the school located at
Feb. 6 – STLive on
Feb. 7 -- Mardi Gras – 5K Run For Your Beads, starts on 8th Street just south of Lafayette, to
Get your exercise this Saturday, Mardi Gras style, at the Missouri Lottery 5K Run For Your Beads race. Dress in your best purple, gold, and green costume and enjoy the run through the historic Soulard neighborhood. In true Mardi Gras spirit, pit stops along the race route will hand out complimentary beer and hurricanes (for runners 21 and older). The run will step off from 8th and Lafayette at Registration fee is $30 through day of race. To sign up, go to the mardigrasinc.com web site.
Feb. 7 – Cupid's Undie Run, Syberg's,
Be a part of something great by participating in the Cupid's Undie Run this Saturday,
starting at Syberg's,
Feb. 7 & 8– Mardi Gras – Taste of Soulard, at participating establishments throughout Soulard,
One of the most popular events of the Mardi Gras St. Louis season is the Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard unique, self-guided tasting and pub crawl through the historic Soulard neighborhood. Every $25 ticket will include one Southern Comfort drink voucher and six food vouchers. You choose the dishes you wish to sample at participating establishments. Saturday attendees can enjoy complimentary trolley rides from one establishment to the next. For more information and to order tickets in advance, visit the mardigrasinc.com web site.
Feb. 8 – Todd Wilson Organ Recital, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis,
Feb. 8 – Mardi Gras – Beggin'® Pet Parade, 12th & Allen,
Grab your furry, four-legged friends this Sunday and head for the lively Soulard neighborhood for the 22nd Annual Beggin' Pet Parade. Registration day of the event will begin at on the corner of 12th and Allen. (Note :this is a new registration location.) The organizers request a $10 registration fee .All proceeds will benefit Open Door Animal Sanctuary. The parade will step off at from 12th and Allen, wind its way through the neighborhood and end at 9th and Lafayette. After the parade, enjoy a live performance from Blues Traveler at 9th and Julia. For more details, visit the mardigrasinc.com web site.
Feb. 8 – Mardi Gras – Wiener Dog Derby, Rudy Commons @ Soulard Market,
The longest-running dachshund derby in
Feb. 9 – St. Louis Civil Rights Stories, Carpenter Branch Library, to
Experience the Civil Rights Era and its impact as told
through the eyes of three veterans of the Civil Rights movement on Monday,
February 9 from to at the Carpenter Branch Library,
Feb. 11 – Free Income Tax Preparation Workshop, William J .Harrison Education Center,
The Office of Comptroller Darlene Green is co-sponsoring a Free Income Tax Preparation Workshop on
Wednesday, February 11, from to
at the William
J. Harrison Education
Save the Date
Feb. 13 – 2015 Rise and Shine "Have a Heart & Heat a Home" Fundraiser, at participating Hardee's locations,
Feb. 13 – Citizens for Modern Transit's First-ever Transit Crush, Along the MetroLink Alignment,
Feb. 13 – Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball, City Hall, to
Feb. 13 – Pre Grand Parade Mardi Gras Party, Ballpark Village,
Feb. 14 – Run for the Chocolate 2015, Laclede's Landing,
Feb. 14 – Mardi Gras Bud Light Grand Parade, starting at Busch Stadium,
Feb. 15 – Le Jazz Hot!, Second Presbyterian Church,
Feb. 15 & 16 – Delta Dental Mardi Gras, St. Louis Zoo,
Feb. 17 – Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Parade,
Promoting Your Neighborhood Activities
Is there a neighborhood event on the schedule that you would like noted in the Spotlight? If so, you may email the information about it to me at GrayR@stlouis-mo.gov or to Cathy Smentkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. You may also post it on the City's Calendar of Events on the City's web site: http://stlouis-mo.gov. The link to submit an event is at the very bottom of the home page. The listing is free. I encourage you to take advantage of this free way to promote your event.
Fourth Annual St. Louis Education Summit & Job Fair
The Fourth Annual St. Louis Education Summit will take place this Saturday, from to at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. A broad range of educators from across the St. Louis region will engage in a free, energizing, informative, and exciting day of learning and sharing. Educators will showcase and learn from best practices, connect with support services in the community, and be inspired by the work being done in the St. Louis region. The Summit will be immediately followed by the Education Job Fair, featuring several schools and districts in the St. Louisa area. For more information and to register, visit the tfastl.com web site.
Col. Richard Gray
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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